The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) will hold its October Open Meeting on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 10:30 am. The agenda includes the following items:
Improving Wireless Emergency Alerts and Community-Initiated Alerting: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would improve the effectiveness of WEA message content and the geographic targeting of WEA messages, and facilitate WEA testing and proficiency training.
Amendment of the Commission’s Rules Governing Hearing Aid Compatible Mobile Handsets: The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would update the scope of the wireless hearing aid compatibility rules and seek comment on additional measures that would ensure greater deployment of hearing aid compatible wireless handsets.
Accessibility of User Interfaces, and Video Programming Guides and Menus: The Commission will consider a Second Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration, and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to provide consumers with better information about the availability of accessible devices and features, and create easier access to video programming and closed captioning on devices.